PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football is hanging steady in recent bowl projections after a 4-1 start to the season. USA TODAY has Rutgers returning to a bowl game outright for the first time since 2014.
Following what was an expected win over Wagner, Rutgers is now 4-1 (1-1 Big Ten). Their non-conference schedule is officially over with only Big Ten games remaining on the schedule.
In 2021, Rutgers was a last-minute replacement in the Gator Bowl where they played Wake Forest. Rutgers finished the 2021 regular season with a 5-7 record and was the proverbial next team up when Texas A&M had to pull out from the game.
In addition, Athlon Sports has maintained for a second straight week that Rutgers is heading to the Pinstripe Bowl as well.
Rutgers has played in the Pinstripe Bowl twice, holding a 1-1 record. The game is held at Yankee Stadium, making it the closest game to Rutgers.